streptococcus erythrogenic toxin

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strep·to·coc·cus e·ryth·ro·gen·ic tox·in

a culture filtrate of lysogenized group A strains of β-hemolytic streptococci, erythrogenic when inoculated into the skin of susceptible patients, and neutralized by antibodies that appear during scarlet fever convalescence; three immunologic types (A, B, and C) are recognized.

strep·to·coc·cus e·ryth·ro·gen·ic tox·in

(strep'tō-kok'ŭs ĕ-rith'rō-jen'ik tok'sin)
A culture filtrate of lysogenized group A strains of β-hemolytic streptococci, erythrogenic when inoculated into the skin of people susceptible to scarlet fever, and neutralized by antibodies that appear during scarlet fever convalescence.
Synonym(s): erythrogenic toxin.

Dick,

George Frederick, U.S. internist, 1881-1967, and Gladys R.H., U.S. internist, 1881-1963.
Dick method - Synonym(s): Dick test
Dick test - an intracutaneous test of susceptibility to the erythrogenic toxin of Streptococcus pyogenes responsible for the rash and other manifestations of scarlet fever. Synonym(s): Dick method
Dick test toxin - a test for scarlet fever antibodies. Synonym(s): streptococcus erythrogenic toxin